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I'm going hunting by snowmobile for caribou up in northern Quebec. Usually we wear googles while driving the sleds. For the past few years that I've gone I used my Oakley MX goggles with double lens.

Recently I got some glasses for distance vision, I'm also realizing how much better my vision is with glasses.

The glasses kinda fit under my goggles, but they're a bit squished on my face. Any one have any suggetions? Do disposable contacts work? Any advice would be appreciated.

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www.pro-vue.com those are made 15 minutes from where I grew up, I can't afford them yet, but I have tried on pair...so nice...if those don't work I've had great work with Scott OTGs. Check 'em out, cheap, and replaceable lenses. Get the Turbo lense so there is good air flow and you are set.
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bg. said:
I'm going hunting by snowmobile for caribou up in northern Quebec. Usually we wear googles while driving the sleds. For the past few years that I've gone I used my Oakley MX goggles with double lens.

Recently I got some glasses for distance vision, I'm also realizing how much better my vision is with glasses.

The glasses kinda fit under my goggles, but they're a bit squished on my face. Any one have any suggetions? Do disposable contacts work? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Some companies make goggles specifically for wearing over glasses. Larger frame depth I imagine.
 

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Even with goggles designed to fit over glasses you'll have problems with the glasses fogging up. The best option by far is to get some disposable contact. I only wear contacts during snowboard season, and only when I'm boarding. They have daily disposables that you can open in the morning, throw away in the afternoon. Saves the hassle of maintaining them.
 

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Scarpa said:
Even with goggles designed to fit over glasses you'll have problems with the glasses fogging up. The best option by far is to get some disposable contact. I only wear contacts during snowboard season, and only when I'm boarding. They have daily disposables that you can open in the morning, throw away in the afternoon. Saves the hassle of maintaining them.
You're right, I use goggles over glasses when I'm commuting on cold days, and fogging of the glasses (not goggles) happens a lot, and a real pain.

Contacts are really the way to go.
 

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Scarpa said:
Even with goggles designed to fit over glasses you'll have problems with the glasses fogging up. The best option by far is to get some disposable contact. I only wear contacts during snowboard season, and only when I'm boarding. They have daily disposables that you can open in the morning, throw away in the afternoon. Saves the hassle of maintaining them.
but you also have to understand that contacts isn't an option for some. I'm in the process of getting glasses, and my opt. told me contacts wouldn't work for my case.
 

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but you also have to understand that contacts isn't an option for some. I'm in the process of getting glasses, and my opt. told me contacts wouldn't work for my case.
Well if you've got the cash you can get RX sunglasses. Oakley has prescription options and there's a company called Zeal Optics that also does prescription sunglasses. I want a Zeal frame with some interchangable RX lenses myself but I don't have the cash.

Ask your doctor again about the specific reason you want contacts. I can't wear contacts for any length of time since my eyes are too sensitive, but I can get away with wearing brand new daily disposables for 6 hours at a time. Might not be ideal for you but better than nothing.
 

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adidas yodai goggles had an attachment for corrective inserts........ im sure some other companies do too i just dont know of them
 

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Oakley OTGs

I think they're officially "L" frames if I'm not mistaken, also referred to as OTG...over the glasses. I've used this type for years in serious off road motorcycling over either my clear glasses or shades. If the glasses aren't too big, these work great. I also find that they don't fog too badly in cold weather unless you've been hustling pretty hard and then sit still for a bit. Because they are OTG design, they have a little larger foam vents which seems to help fogging noticeably. As long as I'm moving any, they stay clear. When I stop after working really hard, like in a rough section of trail, they'll fog if I sit still for a few seconds...I just pull them down. They're the best OTG types that I've seen.
 

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I've set up an appointment with my optrician, but I'm wondering if it's going to be worth it, I won't be using contacts for biking, 'least I don't think I will. The opt wants to charge me $50 for an apraisal, even though they've already got my perscription. Nothing in life is free I guess. In either case, it's probably a better way to approach things since new goggles/prescription lens would not be cheap either.

The irony of the whole matter is that I've been doing just fine for years, even with poor vision. It's only when you get glasses that the difference is noticable.
 

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This is the only way to go-
http://www.gearguys.com/700037.html
I used these for years riding Motorcycle Harescrambles in steamy midwestern summers and snowy winters,no fog whatsoever.

Otherwise,smear dishsoap onto your glasses lens inside and out,buff them clean once it dries,better than no-fog solutions sold
DON"T use Rain-Ex! major fogging!

By the way,I'm the sweatiest mofo I know,and I'd fog glasses up in the desert.
 

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DMay said:
This is the only way to go-
http://www.gearguys.com/700037.html
I used these for years riding Motorcycle Harescrambles in steamy midwestern summers and snowy winters,no fog whatsoever.

Otherwise,smear dishsoap onto your glasses lens inside and out,buff them clean once it dries,better than no-fog solutions sold
DON"T use Rain-Ex! major fogging!

By the way,I'm the sweatiest mofo I know,and I'd fog glasses up in the desert.
does the dish soap trick work with goggle lenses? they all say not to use soap to clean them, I was thinking it may damage the lense.
 

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does the dish soap trick work with goggle lenses? they all say not to use soap to clean them, I was thinking it may damage the lense.
I did it,but I didn't mind replacing lens often,they'd get scratched up quickly anyway
back when i raced motorcycles i'd put a new lens in for almost every race,When trail riding I'd just soap the glasses,you're always taking the goggles off trail riding.
 
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